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I would say the Lightning but since Gigabyte had released their 580 beast, I vote for Gigabyte GTX 580 SOC thumb.gif

http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-580-so-review/

http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=30204

Just slightly faster than the Lightning out the box, a whee bit shorter in length, & OCs slightly better biggrin.gif
Edited by drBlahMan - 5/4/11 at 4:38am
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post #42 of 48
I love my DCII, but I haven't seen anyone mention that the card actually has so much weight on it, it starts slumping in the back, down. I've always wondered if that could harm it in the long run.

I have a nice mobo and case, so I'll be able to SLI it eventually. Just something else to consider.
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Thread Starter 
Which would give off more heat?

SLI GTX 560 Twin Frozr II or a single GTX 580 Lightning?
post #44 of 48
So How about when that Asus Matrix 580 Card comes out
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigo1087;13387216 
So How about when that Asus Matrix 580 Card comes out

No idea =/

Btw, with the Twin Frozr III fan design, is it better to have more intake or more exhaust?
post #46 of 48
I have the GTX 580 with the Arctic Accelero Xtreme Plus Cooler already on it. I think you should look in to that cooler too. I love mine. very cool, and silent.
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post #47 of 48
i was wondering the samething...
when you change out the heatsink on the DCU2 and turn that bad boy in to a 2 slots is msi still better? just wondering
post #48 of 48
I went with the Asus because I preferred the styling and the backplate and the quieter cooling, but the absence of binning means that the OC was disappointing. Can't go beyond 900 or so at 1.15v without Just Cause 2 or Bad Company 2 crashing to desktop.

Temps don't have anything to do with it. It seems silly to put all this effort into something like this without binning the chips, but on the other hand, I'm guessing that the high end is close to 1 ghz, and no company guarantees that level of OC.
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